Ramsey RNLI launch to reports of two swimmers in difficulty near Queens Pier
Ramsey RNLI was launched at 2.15pm yesterday (Tuesday 13 August) following a report from a concerned member of the public who had spotted two people in the sea near the Queens Pier who appeared to be in difficulty.
The volunteer lifeboat crew, under the command of Coxswain Jason Colley, quickly established contact with the casualties, who had been snorkelling, and determined that they were safe and well.
The lifeboat returned to the beach and waiting shore crew where it was recovered, washed down, rehoused and made ready for service.
Ramsey Coastguard were also tasked to assist with this incident.
Kevin Christian, Ramsey RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Ramsey said: 'The member of the public did the correct thing by calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard.
If as a swimmer you encounter difficulties while swimming follow the RNLI's 'How to Float' advice (view https://www.respectthewater.com/ ), wave your arms and shout for help.'
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.